Civic Orchestra of Tucson to perform at Quail Creek

Civic Orchestra of Tucson

Civic Orchestra of Tucson

Pat Thoresen

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. the 60 piece Civic Orchestra of Tucson will be performing its Spring Pops Concert. This will take place in the Crystal Ballroom at the Madera Clubhouse. Before the concert the Larry Redhouse Jazz Trio will play in the Copper Lounge beginning at 1:45 p.m. To add to the relaxed atmosphere of the event, a cash bar with snacks for sale will open at 1:30 p.m.

This is the sixth performance of this 60 piece orchestra to perform at Quail Creek which is sponsored by the Activities Committee of Quail Creek. Tickets are $22 and are on sale at the Concierge Desk at the Madera Clubhouse for Quail Creek residents and the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community through April 25. Some tickets may be available the day of the concert at the door of the Crystal Ballroom at 1:30 p.m.

This year the Quail Creek Guild of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson is supported by Larry and Sue Steer working on promotions, COT cellist and Quail Creek resident Jo Anna Miller, ticket sales, with returning ushers, John and Marge Hockemeier, Dan and Sandy Patterson, Al Miller and Robert Thoresen. A special gift basket raffle fundraising event chaired by Sue Steer and Sue Ellen Svik will go toward support of the COT annual Young Artist Competition awards.

The Civic Orchestra of Tucson is a unique all volunteer orchestra consisting of musicians throughout the southern Arizona area. Many music teachers, professors from Arizona University, retired professional musicians, graduate music students and professional and semi-professional musicians from all walks of life who love playing symphonic works make up this diverse group. Founded in 1975, the Civic Orchestra of Tucson is Tucson’s oldest Community Orchestra performing traditional classic and pops concerts throughout the year at various venues in the greater Tucson area. Performances at the Leo Rich Theatre in October at the TCC, Pima Community College in March, Crowder Hall at U of A in March, the Community Performing Arts Center in Green Valley in October and De Meister Band Shell in Reid Park the first Sunday evening in May round out a typical year. All classical concert performances sponsored by the COT are free to the public.

Two fundraising concerts are held annually: January at Heritage Highlands at Dove Mountain and here at Quail Creek in April. COT plays a critical role in cultivating local and statewide musical talent by sponsoring an annual Young Artist Competition. This year a raffle of gifts from local businesses will be held at Quail Creek the day of the concert. So come early to purchase your raffle tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will go to support the COT annual Young Artist Competition to provide scholarships and prizes for these budding young musicians.

In addition to traditional classic and pops concerts, COT offers several times each year the opportunity for Tucson children to experience hands-on exposure to musical instruments at the Children’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Read more about the COT at

Contact Pat Thoresen, COT musician and Quail Creek Activities Committee at [email protected] mailto:[email protected] or phone 207-0372.